How wearing a KN95 or N95 helps fight COVID-19
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What are KN95 and N95 masks?
- KN95 are a Chinese standard respirator that filters 95% of airborne particles.
- N95 are a American standard respirator that filters 95% of airborne particles. N95 are categorized by their headband straps and tighter fit which works to form a seal over the users mouth.
Both KN95 masks and N95 masks are designed to filter 95% of particles entering the mask. The main difference is that N95s meet the standards for approval in American health care settings and KN95s don't.
KN95 are chinese approved respirators
N95 are American approved respirators
But the differences don't impact the average non health-care worker. The key to these masks are their ability to filter airborne particles during an airborne pandemic. Both masks have shown to be extremely effective in protecting the user from COVID-19. During a global health crisis medical quality masks are the best option for protecting your family. Experts from all over the world have long encouraged the use of high filtration masks such as KN95/N95. The CDC has also conceded that cloth masks filtration efficacy cannot compete with N95/KN95 and shouldn't be worn by any healthcare worker during the pandemic.
All KN95 sold by Maverick Medical are manufactured by an emergency use authorization (EUA) facility Chongqing Zisun (Zaisheng) FDA manufacturing list
All N95 sold by Maverick Medical are NIOSH and FDA certified
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